May 28, 2014

Lovely website - Getting personal.co.uk

I'm always on the hunt for lovely gifts and I pride myself on choosing good presents for my friends and family. The hubs always teases me about this as I take so long to choose but I don't like to get it wrong! Anyway the lovely people at Getting Personal emailed me to see if I wanted to review a few items from their website and I jumped at the chance! I adore anything personalised as I think it just adds that finishing touch.

First up I ordered this gorgeous natural coloured cushion which is perfect in my bedroom. (see pics below.) It was much bigger than I expected and great value at £19.99. This would be a great wedding or anniversary gift for a happy couple or perhaps a house warming gift for a couple who have just moved in together! It looks fab in my bedroom.

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This personalised Apple crate planter is just perfect for some extra storage in our living room and means that Annie's toys can be easily transported. I love the colour too which is kind of a green/blue. At £33.99 this has multiple uses and would be gorgeous as a little herb garden or a flower garden for little ones...

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Finally I opted for one of Annie's favourite things; a personalised book! This one called The little girl who lost her name is just a beautiful read and will be one of our treasured possessions. At £18.99 its slightly pricy but it is great quality and would make a wonderful christening or first birthday gift.

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I hope I have inspired you with your gift giving! Do make sure you check out the lovely website Getting Personal. It has some fabulous fathers day gifts too,

Rachie xo

Disclaimer: I was provided the products for free but if I didn't like them I wouldn't blog about them here and this is as ever an honest review.

May 21, 2014

Tales from the Week!

Oh its been a hectic few weeks so apologies for being MIA for so long! But we have been on holiday! We had a week in Mallorca at one of our favourite places in the world Port de Soller. It was Annie's first trip abroad so we roped in the inlaws for moral support and we had a lovely time.  Blue skies and sunshine everyday, trips to the beach, local restaurants and we even enjoyed a romantic meal on our own.  I would say that going on holiday with a nine month old isn't particularly relaxing and there was no lazing on the sunlounger (boo!) but we did spend some quality time as a family and made tons of happy memories.

This shows the beach at Puerto de Soller, the amazing view from our villa, and the rocks at Cala Deia where we had lunch and a swim.


Views of Soller including Orange trees and the views at Fornalutx - one of Spain's prettiest villages.


A couple of pictures of Annie and I...


I'll be back soon with an update on the lounge!

Rachie xo

May 01, 2014

Garden Going's On!

So we're having a little but of work done on the garden at the moment and it is looking really good. I'm dreaming of a colourful fun outdoor space that we can use to entertain and where Annie can play. I put together a little mood board of items that I like so do take a look below.

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TOP ROW - PHOTO CREDIT PINTEREST
2ND ROW:  PLANT POST; VASE SELECTION, UMBRELLA
3RD ROW: PICNIC RUG, LANTERN, FESTOON LIGHTING

Here is the garden as it stands - Do ignore the half cut grass as the lawn mower blew up...!! Anyway this is the back third of the garden that we have just had cleared. In this back area we are hoping to put a raised vegetable garden, paint the shed and make a play area for Annie. The rest will be laid to grass. We also need to plant a flower bed down the side so I'll be doing some planting soon!


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Happy Thursday!

Rachie xo